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The Montgomery County Board of Education Gets Three New Board Members

Three women will replace three outgoing male board members - Chairman Dave Borden, Co-chair Tommie Miller and Mark La Branche. "I feel a huge weight of responsibility on my shoulders to step up and form the same type of leadership they have," says Charlotte Meadows.

Meadows takes over the district two seat currently held by Mark La Branche. One of her goals is more community involvement. She says, "I think the more people who buy into that thought process of everybody, the whole community working together, then the better off our whole system will be."

Meadows is no stranger to the board. She has served on a number of school committees, but she believes her main experience is that of a parent.  She's a mother of three who all attend Montgomery Public Schools. "I'm used to getting into the school and doing what it takes to get the job done," says Meadows.

Meadows will work alongside Eleanor Dawkins, a Montgomery businesswoman. She defeated Tommie Miller in district three.  "My eagerness, willingness, and my ability to be a quick study is going to help me tremendously," says Dawkins.

Dawkins is worried about the quality of education Montgomery students are receiving. She says, "I am concerned that some of our students who are about to get out will be lacking."

Both Dawkins and Meadows say their mission is a better future for the children of Montgomery County. "I know that working together we can make this a better district, system for our kids," says Dawkins.

Meadows adds, "For our city to have a viable, uplifting future, we have to pay attention to our schools."

Melissa Snowden is the third new board member. In a telephone interview, she tells WSFA 12, she looks forward to working with her fellow board members to make improvements in the school system. She says, the areas that concern her are school safety and the condition of school buildings.

By the way, Henry Spears is the only man left on the board.

Reporter:  Sally Pitts

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